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Ushahidi Video: Creating a New Narrative

Ushahidi: Creating a New Narrative from Ushahidi on Vimeo.
The Ushahidi Platform allows everyone to create the narrative.
In this video, the Ushahidi founders and others discuss the origins of, and rational behind, the Ushahidi platform.

Highlighting 2010′s Extraordinary Volunteers

Ushahidi creates open source platforms, which means that we rely heavily upon the community of practitioners, coders and fans in order to make things work.

Ushahidi 2010: A Year of Growth

In 2010 the Ushahidi community managed to shift the way information flows in this world, just a little bit, and these repercussions will be felt for a long time to come. This year has been an exciting year for the Ushahidi organization, with major upgrades in the platform(s), greater visibility globally and amazing deployments around the world.

Ushahidi 2010: A Year of Growth

In 2010 the Ushahidi community managed to shift the way information flows in this world, just a little bit, and these repercussions will be felt for a long time to come. This year has been an exciting year for the Ushahidi organization, with major upgrades in the platform(s), greater visibility globally and amazing deployments around the world.

Emmanuel Kala: A True Byte Bandit Joins Ushahidi

Emmanuel Kala (@ByteBandit) joins the Ushahidi team today! He’s been an important part of the Ushahidi volunteer dev community for a long time, and he’s a well respected coder in his own right here in Nairobi. He’s worked on some of the offline mapping work we’ve been working on, especially with our friends over at FrontlineSMS. He is the rare individual who has delved deeply into both platform’s code.

Choose your own adventure: data collection in Liberia

Creating an ecosystem of early warning and response actors in Liberia necessitates involvement from various levels of that system – local civil society organizations, international NGOs, the UN, government ministries, the national police and armed forces.  Our team on the ground has spent much of the first couple months meeting with international NGOs (of which there are more than 70 based in Monrovia alone) and the UN – key players in this multi-layered approach to conflict prevention and intervention.  Many of these potential partners were eager to begin mapping – but with several of them, we hit the same wall: our maps, they said, didn’t have enough information.  Well, not “our” maps, but rather the base layer maps used here in Liberia for Ushahidi instances – Google Maps.  And Googl

Uchaguzi: Kenya Video and Press Release

(video by Jon Shuler)

Here’s our press release on Uchaguzi in Kenya.
News Release:
Contact name: Erik Hersman
Phone: 0729 157 257
Contact email: [email protected]
TEXT #3018 via PERSONAL CELL PHONES to REPORT FRAUD, VIOLENCE, OR PEACE DURING KENYA’s CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM VOTE

Dale Zak Joins Ushahidi’s Mobile Rodeo

Dale ZakDale Zak has been a long-time volunteer developer on the Ushahidi platform. He created the Windows Mobile app, and has been helpful connecting and working with our other friends and partners at places like The Extraordinairies and FrontlineSMS. His work is always top-notch, and he’s widely respected within the mobile app dev circles in our non-profit space as one of the best around.

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